Ta g h l e e f I n d u s t r i e s N e w s
Australia exhibited at this year’s AUSPACK PLUS 2013 show, held
in Sydney on the 7-10 May. Auspack is run by the APPMA (Australian
Packaging and Processing Machinery Association) and is a four day
tradeshow that brings together buyers and sellers who provide
products and services integral to delivering complete production
line solutions for packaging and processing industries in the
In conjunction with the show, the Ti Australia team held an evening
seminar for their customers, presenting its high barrier films offering
– including an introduction to the EXTENDO™ range.
The seminar was introduced by key note speaker –
Patrick Desies, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer who
explained more about the
Group, regional growth
and trends across the packaging industry. This was then
followed by Adam Stewart who provided a technical presentation
on high barrier technology and processes that supported Don
Sturgeon’s presentation on high barrier packaging solutions in the
Overall, the feedback from the guests was very positive, and they
greatly appreciated the support from the Group in Patrick Desies
Australia team will now be following up the
interest and requests that came out of the four day show and the
Auspack 2013 &
high barrier seminar
Global supply into China
In January 2013,
MEA’s Oman plant, with the support of the
US Technical Centre, successfully manufactured ZEB 15 for
Australia’s customers in China as an alternative to supply from
Australia. This qualification program was completed within a
compressed two month schedule - clearly, an excellent example
of Taghleef’s growing global capabilities.
A cross-region team of diverse nationalities made the Oman
sourced, China delivered, Australian ZEB 15 successful. In
Australia the supply chain team of David Pizzey and Haidar Al
Dhamin approached Donald Sturgeon, Regional Development
Manager for Asia Pacific with a proposal to qualify Oman as
an alternative manufacturing site. David, Haidar, and Donald
quickly implemented an accelerated plan. Leveraging work Roger
-Australia’s Chief Scientist, had already done in MEA
and adding Adam Stewart and Abhijit Ghosh to the team insured
success. The crucial final piece of the puzzle came together in
Shanghai, China when Hongguang Zhong (Jeremy) secured an agreement with the customer to allow Oman to be an alternative supply source.
FewOPP companies could qualified alternative supply lines fromOman into China as an alternative to Australia – especially within two months.
L to R: Adam Stewart; Don Sturgeon; David Pizzey; Roger Beardwell.
Patrick Desies – CSMO.
Mark Grice – Sales & Marketing Manager ; Elliot Boylan – Sales & Marketing Executive.